WASHINGTON — Larry K. Martin, government relations director for the American Apparel Manufacturers Association, is slated to become its next president.
The appointment will be completed with a vote by the AAMA’s board of directors scheduled for Sept. 27. The AAMA’s executive committee has already voted to recommend that Martin succeed G. Stewart Boswell effective Jan. 1. As reported, Boswell is retiring as head of the apparel manufacturers’ trade and lobbying group.
The board meeting will be held in Atlanta in conjunction with the annual Bobbin show.
Martin has been the AAMA’s top lobbyist since 1984. Prior to joining the Arlington, Va.-based group, he was vice president of the Man-Made Fiber Producers Association, which now is known as the American Fiber Manufacturers Association.
A one-time newspaper reporter, Martin worked as an administrative assistant for former Delaware Sen. J. Caleb Boggs from 1969 to 1973. He currently is vice chairman of the Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Textiles and Apparel and has served as an advisor to the U.S. during negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the GATT Uruguay Round.
Boswell will retire on Dec. 31 after more than 10 years as AAMA’s president. He joined the association in 1979 as government relations director, having held a similar capacity with the American Textile Manufacturers Institute.
— Fairchild News Service